Traditional Japanese embroidery inspired the intricate red floral handwork on several dresses and gowns in the Reem Acra 2013 fall collection. Inspired by a recent trip to Japan and a series of fishnet-stocking photos by Daido Moriyama, his photos of women in fishnet stockings left an impression and influenced her. While difficult to use fishnet, Reem Acra made it almost seem luxurious.
Japanese embroidery inspired handwork; floral appliqués and delicate floral prints were everywhere. New to the collection was a very welcome surprise daywear. Reem Acra increased this portion of her collection, which will undoubtedly increase her presence in the marketplace. 1950’s elegance reflected in her wool dress and evening coat. A personal favorite and one that elicited response from the crowd was, the red ombré goat-hair coat. Total wow factor. Of course for those that don’t like ombré, there were more subdued colors and color-blocks to choose from.
Reem Acra of course succeeds by showing a collection that included delicate beaded and embellished evening wear, bomber jackets, furry outerwear and wonderful kimono jackets. Ms. Acra created this entire collection and still had time to help created a special ‘wedding gown’ for her dear friend and wedding colleague Preston Bailey for his marriage to Theo Blackman just 3 days later.
Glamorous, luxurious, subtle-sensuality, that is Reem Acra. So what’s red, black, white and fishnet all over? A successful 2013 Fall collection by Reem Acra.
Fabrics for 2013 Collection: Tulle, twee, goat hair, silk crepe, nutria fur, wool, leather, and beaded embroidery.
Fall colors for 2013 Collection: Black, red, and ivory